My Black is Beautiful
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My Black is Beautiful celebrates the diverse collective beauty of African-American women and encourages black women to define and promote our own beauty standard — one that is an authentic reflection of our indomitable spirit. MBIB initiates one of the largest online community conversations with African-American women. Join the movement, define your own beauty standards, help ignite a national conversation and share your extraordinary beauty with the world.
My “Beauty in Action” inspiration is my mother. My mother has always been beautiful inside and out. She has always helped people my entire life. She was a Respiratory Therapist when I was growing up and THANK GOD she was when I was in pre-school I had a bad asthma attack and she was able to perform CPR on me and bring me back to life. She was very active in school all the way until we graduated from high school. Now she is a Priest and her parishioners tell me all the time that they are so grateful to have my mom and they thank me for allowing them to have her. My mom looks much younger than her age, I believe because she is so beautiful on the inside it comes out in her outer beauty.
My mom and grandmother instilled in me the importance of giving back. I have been mentoring with high schoolers helping them get into college for the last 4 years. I have been a Daisy Girl Scout Leader for the last 5 years and I believe it is so important to teach children at a young age the importance of giving of your talents. I understand not everyone has money to donate to different organizations. We all have at least one talent that we can teach someone else that could help him or her to be a better person. The kids I mentor and lead in Daisies are taught responsibility, leadership, and importance of friendship, problem solving skills and other important life skills that will help them to live successful lives. This is my favorite way to display my “Beauty in Action”. I am a doctor and I am able to share my journey with all of the people I mentor so they can understand the hard work involved in following your dreams. Please visit MBIB website and their Facebook page. Join in the conversation on social media by using the #BIAJourney hashtag.